Keelan, Cormac and Conor on Connaught development squad

Moy Valley athletes Cormac McDermott and Conor McLoughlin will join fellow clubmate Kellan Kilrehill on the Connaught endurance development squad in recognition of progress they are making in their middle distance events. Cormac is the Connaught champion over 800m on the track and will represent Mayo in the national Community Games finals over 1500m. Conor McLoughlin was placed third over 3000m on the track in the Connaught championships and participated in the recent All-Ireland...

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Moy Valley AC coach – 20 Years ago this week

Moy Valley AC coach, Deirdre Gallagher (Clarke), competed in the 10,000 m race walking final in the Olympic Games in Atlanta on the 29th of July, 1996 - 20 years ago this week. As the Rio Olympics draws near, we can appreciate the athletic experience in our club and further appreciate the fact that this experience is being used to develop the athletes in our new club.

Olympic Programme


The Atlanta Olympics took place between the 19th of July and 4th of August 1996 in hot humid conditions. Week 1,...

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Beach training – 27th July

Training for Moy Valley Athletic Club took place on the beautiful expanses of Enniscrone beach on Wednesday the 27th of July. All interested met at the lifeguard's hut at 7 pm and an hour of varied training took place. A change of clothes after the training session was advised beforehand and was definitely needed!!!!!. Thanks to Liam for all the work put into this training event and a surprise box of prizes for the beach challenge!

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Juvenile athletes do well in All-Ireland track and field championships

A group of our most talented juvenile athletes travelled to Tullamore on the 23rd and 24th of July to take part in the All Ireland Outdoor Track and Field championships. First up was Shannon O’Malley in the girls U15 Walk event.  Shannon finished 4th, just one place off a National podium finish. Shannon, coached by Deirdre Gallagher Clarke, is a very talented walker and a joy to watch in full flow. She has set a great example to the younger athletes who have taken up training in this...

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Canty conquers Castleconnor

Moy Valley AC members were active on the roads/trails on Sunday 24th of July supporting two local races in aid of worthy causes.

Fresh from his incredible 57km win in the 'Last One Running' event in Westport, Michael Canty powered to victory in the Frank Kelly 5K in Castleconnor in a swift 16 minutes - edging out Eoin O'Callaghan from Dublin who finished 10 seconds adrift. Ballina AC athlete, Cian Mulrooney, was third. Enjoying a tremendous vein of form at the moment, Michael is a...

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Last one running – victory for Michael Canty

Recent winner of the Ballina Salmon Festival 5K, our own Michael Canty, won the 'Last one running' competition in Westport on the 23rd of July.

In this competition, runners had 30 minutes to complete a 3.4k loop, of the Westport Town Greenway. Once finished the loop, runners entered the holding area and waited for the start of the next loop. All runners back within 30 minutes started again but the next loop must be completed in 29 minutes. Any runner not finished inside the time limit...

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Athletes competing in All-Ireland outdoors

Good luck and safe journey to club members who are competing on days 2 and 3 of the All Ireland Outdoor Championships in Tullamore on Saturday the 23rd and Sunday the 24th of July.

Catherine O'Reilly will compete in her first All-Ireland championships when she runs in the girls U14 1500m.


Shannon O'Malley will compete in the girls U15 2000m Walk.


Keelan Kilrehill and Conor McLoughlin will compete with some of the best young middle distance athletes in Ireland in the boys U17...

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First All Ireland competitors

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Moy Valley AC athletes run, jump and throw their way to All-Ireland championships

“History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.”
― Winston S. Churchill

With the formation of Moy Valley Athletic Club comes the distinction that Connaught medals won this year by club members will be the first to be written into the club’s history books.  In years to come as the club reflects on its...

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Ballina Salmon Festival 5K

There was a great Moy Valley presence at the Ballina Salmon Festival 5K on the 12th of July. Michael Canty was the overall winner and Deirdre Gallagher, Bridget Mills and Orla Edmeades were the first, second and fourth females across the line respectively. In fact, we had four of the top eight finishers demonstrating the sense of team that existed. Moy Valley AC runners were interspersed throughout the field and our beautiful new singlets were very distinctive.

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First All-Ireland medal

Patrick Mills won the  first individual All-Ireland medal for Moy Valley Athletic Club on the 10th July after securing a bronze medal in the All-Ireland outdoors javelin event.  Throwing into a very strong head wind and with the rain coming down Patrick threw in excess of 50 metres.  It is just reward for all his hard work and everybody in the club is delighted for him and his proud parents Helen and Martin.

[caption id="attachment_60" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Patrick Mills and Kathy Timlin competed for Moy Valley AC at the All-Ireland track and field championships in Tullamore on the 10th of July 2016 Patrick Mills...

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